Famous, influential slice of comic Americana stars Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock, a shy, aimless college graduate who, without any idea of responsibility or ambition, wanders from a sexual liaison with a married woman (the infamous Mrs. Robinson) to pursuit of her engaged daughter. His pursuit of Elaine right to her wedding has become a film classic. Extremely popular and almost solely responsible for establishing both Hoffman and director Nichols. The career advice given to Benjamin, "plastics," became a catchword for the era. Watch for Dreyfuss in the Berkeley rooming house, Farrell in the hotel lobby, and screenwriter Henry as the desk clerk. Based on the novel by Charles Webb.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Oscars 1967: Director (Nichols); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1968: Director (Nichols), Film, Screenplay; Directors Guild 1967: Director (Nichols); Golden Globes 1968: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Bancroft), Director (Nichols), Film--Mus./Comedy, Natl. Film Reg. 1996;; N.Y. Film Critics 1967: Director (Nichols).
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